Own Your Curiosity High School Reimagined

What else can high school look like Mikala Streeter wondered about that question as her career expanded from the computer science industry into teaching young people and nurturing their passions Mikala is Principal and Lead Teacher at the LIFE School an independent high school that she founded in Atlanta Georgia She talks about the philosophy of The LIFE School which focuses on curiosity real-world work and breaking barriers among disciplines As an MIT grad she also highlights how her students integrate design thinking into their interdisciplinary self-directed projects Mentioned in this episode The Life School http www thelifeschool co Google Ventures Design Sprint process http www gv com sprint The book Freakonomics https www amazon com Freakonomics-Economist-Explores-Hidden-Everything dp 0060731338 Contact Mikala Streeter http www thelifeschool co contact html Remember that the podcast will be at the SXSW Conference and Festival in March 2017 Pius and Rachel from the podcast will be running workshops for educators and professional engineers https www sxsw com Our opening music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze who s also on Soundcloud Our closing music is from Late for School by Bleeptor Both are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses https creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 Subscribe and find more podcast information at http www k12engineering net The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs http www pioslabs comClick here to visit this podcast episode